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The reason why the fight between Canelo Álvarez against Golovkin will take place in Las Vegas

It has been confirmed that the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada will be the venue for the trilogy fight on 17 September.

Update:
It has been confirmed that the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada will be the venue for the trilogy fight on 17 September.
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Everything is set for the trilogy fight between Saúl Canelo Álvarez and Gennady Golovkin as it has been confirmed that it will take place at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada on 17 September. The pair is returning to the same venue that saw Canelo win in 2017 and then tied in 2018.

I think Canelo against Dmitry Bivol (in a rematch) is probably the biggest fight in boxing right now,” Hearn said in May. “But it’s going to be down to Canelo, and obviously we’ll speak to Dmitry and (manager) Vadim (Kornilov), but I can’t see (Canelo) not wanting to accept the challenge...

I said in the build-up, it’s like Canelo wants to handicap himself and fight these big, great champions to test himself, and tonight it was maybe a bridge too far against a great light heavyweight world champion. But knowing Saul, I would think he would only want one fight, which is the rematch with Dmitry Bivol.”

Las Vegas was not the first option

The ticket pre-sale will begin on 24 June and the general sale will start three days later. According to multiple reports, the organizers wanted to host the trilogy fight at the AT&T stadium or the Allegiant stadium but the NFL prevented them from reaching a deal.

The Dallas Cowboys are hosting the Cincinnati Bengals in a regular season game at the AT&T stadium on 17 September, the same date as the fight. Also, the Las Vegas raiders will be hosting the Arizona Cardinals that same day so it would’ve been impossible to book those stadiums.

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